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ISSUES
 

The United States expanded use of Public-Private-Partnerships (P3's), in an attempt to find solutions to some of the nation's most complex issues. The unique structure of the P3's necessities current laws and regulations to ensure consumer safety. CIAAG seeks to develop the necessary oversight, transparency, and the preservation of individual rights within the public-private-partnership initiatives. 

What is a Public-Private-Partnership?

Public-Private-Partnerships comprise of private organizations, including but not limited to, the financial industry, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGO's), academic journals, insurance companies, data industry, biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, healthcare institutions, media outlets and our federal and state governmental agencies, working together towards a singular systemic shift in the healthcare delivery system to support predetermined social ideologies.

ISSUES
PILLAR THEORY

PILLAR THEORY

Public-Private-Partnerships are the driving force behind current day healthcare policy in the United States. These collaborations between private organizations and federal agencies were established to accomplish systemic changes in the healthcare and public-health systems in the nation. 

The public-private-partnership initiatives created a closed system, where enterprise representatives alongside federal government agencies, are working through task-forces and committees, and rolling back consumer protection laws in order to permit a new model of clinical research to be conducted through the healthcare system, using private citizens without their knowledge or informed consent.

CIAAG's Pillar Theory shows 

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  • All crises rely on the complicity from all involved organizations, institutions and people

  • The Pillar Theory assumes that there is no social problem that is sustained by any one particular group or person

  • The different pillars (industries) assemble together and align with one another to form a "base" - this base upholds the system.  The system (visualize an umbrella) is dependent upon the pillars to remain in place. The "umbrella" (aka system) represents the focus of the social problem that the pillars wish to solve- (example opioid crisis)

  • Each pillar is comprised of an industry that is dedicated to upholding their individual industry/pillar; otherwise, the proposed solution to the societal problem (the umbrella) would fall and therefore fail.

  • Each of the involved industries are interdependent and support each other.

  • There is no incentive to stop as each pillar is involved in holding up the system.  They need the crisis to remain and need each other's involvement to perpetuate the crisis to maintain and justify their existence.

  • Each pillar is made up of 3 layers that surround the "core".  Surrounding the core is the "self-interested allies" - these are individuals that have no incentive to move away from the status quo and therefore remain surrounding the core.

  • The outermost layer of the pillar are the individuals who remain there as it is considered the "path of least resistance".  

SOLUTIONS

SOLUTIONS

Advocate for legal and regulatory changes to address: 

 

  • Strengthen Anti-Trust Laws to address current day Monopoly building activities.

  • Reinstate the provisions of the Smith-Mundt Act to prohibit propaganda in the nation.

  • Creation of federal legislation on the use of public-private-partnerships, outlining proper avenues for independent oversight, deliverables, reporting, transparency, business practices and adherence to professional conduct.

  • Update FACA Rules for committee and task-force applicants, addressing the unique the conflicts of interest presented by the expanded use of public-private-partnerships.

  • Accountability for acts of fraud, including but not limited to, scientific fraud, false advertise/marketing, spreading of misinformation and disinformation/suppression of freedom of speech. 

  • Representation on federal committees and task forces for individuals who advocate for the preservation of safe use of opioid analgesics for the treatment of painful illnesses and conditions. 

  • Congressional Investigation into the public-private-partnership pain research initiatives. 

  • An independent review of legal and regulatory changes related to human clinical trials.

  • Develop the framework for public-private-partnership work across industries, including but not limited to:

    • Healthcare/Public Health

    • Drug Policy

    • Global Sustainable Development Groups

    • International Collaborations: United Nations and World Economic Forum

OUR WORK

CIAAG engages in a number of activities to support our organizational mission and to educate individuals on how to use the democratic process to effectively advocate for policy change. The Advocacy Training Program encourage increased civic engagement and communication with local and federal policymakers. 

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